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  • Open Windows Festival 2014

    September 22, 2014

    Celebrating the Spirit of Vatican II in Maryland on October 26, 2014, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 5401 Loch Raven Blvd,  Baltimore, MD 21239

    What exactly happened at the Second Vatican Council? How did this historic meeting of Roman Catholic leadership affect the Church and, indeed, the whole world? Fifty  one years later, we are still in the early stages of understanding the enormity of this event. In fact, there... read more

  • Meet our new Muslim Scholar, Homayra Ziad

    September 15, 2014

    The ICJS welcomes Dr. Homayra Ziad. She is currently teaching her first ICJS course, Approaching the Qur'an.

    Dr. Ziad received her first degree from Bryn Mawr. She then earned a doctorate in Islamic Studies from Yale. She has published on the Sufi pluralism of the eighteenth-century Delhi theologian and poet Khwajah Mir Dard, Urdu literature and qawwali, women and Islam, chaplaincy and Scriptural Reasoning. Dr. Ziad is on the American Academy of Religion’s Islam steering... read more

  • ICJS' Roman Catholic Scholar joins Committee at USHMM

    August 8, 2014

    The ICJS is happy to announce that Dr. Heather Miller Rubens has been invited to become a member of the Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust Committee at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She will serve a two-year term, effective immediately. 

    The Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust Committee provides guidance relating to the Museum’s efforts to educate the general public, as well as scholars and experts, in... read more

  • Reclaiming The Center Volume III

    August 7, 2014

    Reclaiming the Center, Volume III: "Holy Land, Contested Land: Israel and Palestine in the American Religious Imagination" begins this October in Baltimore. 

    About Reclaiming the Center: Reclaiming the Center is an adult educational initiative that reveals and explores not only what we share, but what is distinctive or particular about our religious traditions. Through text study, lecture, and small group discussion, RTC participants learn to understand and celebrate those distinctions. Reclaiming the Center... read more